Daily Archives: December 10, 2010

E-cigarettes – To Smoke Or Not To Smoke?

Electronic cigarettes, or smokeless cigarettes that promise to recreate a smoking experience for those who are huffing and puffing for that ‘drag’ e-cigaretteshave been in the news for quite a while trying to establish their credibility. The latest is a US Court of Appeals ruling that FDA cannot ban e-cigarettes.

How many women smoke in the united states of america?

Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States and is the primary risk factor for lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer deaths among U.S. women. In the United States almost 80% of lung cancer deaths in women are due to smoking. Both men and women who smoke face increased risks for other diseases as well (e.g., other cancers, chronic lung disease, heart disease, and stroke), and women experience unique smoking risks related to pregnancy, oral contraceptive use, menstrual function, and cervical cancer.

A loophole in Oregon law contributes to an increase in the popularity of tobacco use

Oregon law prohibits smoking in most public places and workplaces as well as within 10 feet of their entrances, exits, open windows and air intake vents. That ban, along with public education about the dangers of tobacco use, appears to have been effective in reducing the number of people in the state who smoke to well below the national average.